Just like Nan Made Milk Bread Rolls

Just Like Nan Made Milk Bread…..for a 1.25kg bread….

  • 450 ml Milk   (I used my Kefir Milk here) 
  • 2 T Margarine
  • 2 t salt
  • 4 t sugar
  • 760 g white flour
  • 2 t yeast
  1. combine all of the ingredients in the mixer and knead for 10 nminutes
  2. allow to rise until doubled in volume
  3. punch down and form into rolls
  4. allow to rise until doubled
  5. brush with an egg wash
  6. bake for 20 min at 180 C

Hornet Attack

This weekend was a little crazy.  Friday night we went to the local high school football game.  It was the homecoming celebration so both of our boys were marching in the bands.  Caleb is the drum major at the high school and Noah is playing baritone for the middle school.  The game was great and the halftime show with the marching band was fantastic.

Saturday we picked up a few things at the local beer store.  We intended to bottle the rhubarb wine and start a batch of hard cider.  We needed to pick apples from the orchard and press them for the juice.  We decided to mow the grass before harvesting the apples and pumpkins because it might be one of the last dry weekend we have until late spring.  All of the plans changed when I mowed over a hornets’ nest; they chased me and started stinging me.  I finally ended up in the house with my head in the sink and my husband was able to comb out the hornets that were stuck in my hair and stinging my head.  The last thing I wanted to do after that was go back out to the orchard, so the plans have changed.



Ready for Autumn

October 8:

Here at the backyard farm we don’t get ready for winter so much as getting ready for the rainy season.  We’ve brought in the barbecues and patio furniture, stacked wood into the screened porch, and closed the vents in the foundation.

Today we harvested another large basket of tomatoes; some read and many green.  There’s not much sun or heat left to ripen them so I thought I’d pick a bunch and see if they’ll ripen in the garage.  I left a bushel or more of fruit on the plants and figured I would give them another week and see if any more start to blush.

We also harvested several sugar pumpkins and a lovely green winter squash. I don’t remember the name of it, but the seeds came from a squash that we baked last winter.

The apples are also ready so Noah and I picked a bushel.  We peeled and sliced enough to fill the dehydrator  trays and made the rest into applesauce.